Period
to 12 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 13,782 18,956 23,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.20% 12.79% 14.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.78% 44.46% 46.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11,989 16,381 20,647
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 32,985 42,638 50,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.82% 28.76% 30.25%
Number of salaries quoted 27,521 35,222 42,273
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,382 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 5,529 £60,000 +4.35% 700
South East 0 3,017 £45,000 - 537
North of England -1 2,099 £44,000 +3.53% 608
Midlands -3 1,374 £42,500 +6.25% 357
North West -2 1,166 £45,000 - 358
South West -5 958 £42,500 +6.25% 196
West Midlands -2 863 £44,000 +10.00% 220
Yorkshire -1 842 £44,000 +3.53% 209
East of England -1 803 £45,000 - 204
East Midlands -6 511 £40,000 - 137
North East -9 95 £37,000 -1.33% 41
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7,177 (52.08%) C#
2 7,074 (51.33%) SQL
3 7,004 (50.82%) .NET
4 5,713 (41.45%) Microsoft
5 5,079 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
6 4,119 (29.89%) Azure
7 4,033 (29.26%) JavaScript
8 4,020 (29.17%) ASP.NET
9 3,634 (26.37%) MVC
10 3,096 (22.46%) Finance
11 2,923 (21.21%) HTML
12 2,809 (20.38%) Windows
13 2,699 (19.58%) CSS
14 2,344 (17.01%) T-SQL
15 2,309 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 2,271 (16.48%) Business Intelligence
17 2,250 (16.33%) AngularJS
18 2,115 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 2,000 (14.51%) ASP.NET Web API
20 1,954 (14.18%) .NET Framework
21 1,818 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1,781 (12.92%) Oracle
23 1,716 (12.45%) Scrum
24 1,702 (12.35%) AWS
25 1,695 (12.30%) TDD
26 1,680 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
27 1,671 (12.12%) DevOps
28 1,601 (11.62%) Web Services
29 1,574 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
30 1,515 (10.99%) Git (software)

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 795 (5.77%) IIS
2 775 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 349 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 276 (2.00%) CMS
5 249 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
6 206 (1.49%) Apache
7 190 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 176 (1.28%) Confluence
9 151 (1.10%) Umbraco
10 140 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
11 133 (0.97%) Apache Spark
12 117 (0.85%) Skype for Business
13 106 (0.77%) JBoss
14 96 (0.70%) EPiServer
15 89 (0.65%) WebSphere
16 77 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 73 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
18 64 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
19 62 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
20 61 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 588 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 478 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 82 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 22 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.073%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.051%) SPSS
11 5 (0.036%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.029%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.029%) CATIA
13 3 (0.022%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.022%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.022%) InDesign
13 3 (0.022%) Sketch
14 2 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 303 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 87 (0.63%) thinkFolio
4 62 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 61 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 50 (0.36%) Front Arena
7 35 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 29 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 19 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 16 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 15 (0.11%) Elite 3E
13 13 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 11 (0.080%) Endur
14 11 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
14 11 (0.080%) SAP Business One
15 10 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
15 10 (0.073%) GoldMine
15 10 (0.073%) SAP BPC
15 10 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4,119 (29.89%) Azure
2 1,702 (12.35%) AWS
3 1,322 (9.59%) Power Platform
4 706 (5.12%) Office 365
5 553 (4.01%) SaaS
6 285 (2.07%) GCP
7 267 (1.94%) PaaS
8 220 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
9 164 (1.19%) Serverless
10 162 (1.18%) IaaS
11 159 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
12 154 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 144 (1.04%) GitHub
14 128 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
15 102 (0.74%) Amazon S3
16 85 (0.62%) Azure Functions
17 79 (0.57%) PowerApps
18 70 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
19 63 (0.46%) Azure Stack
20 58 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 439 (3.19%) Firewall
2 406 (2.95%) DNS
3 325 (2.36%) Internet
4 300 (2.18%) DHCP
5 292 (2.12%) SAN
6 243 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 162 (1.18%) LAN
8 156 (1.13%) WAN
9 142 (1.03%) VPN
10 140 (1.02%) HTTP
11 115 (0.83%) NAS
12 111 (0.81%) VoIP
13 102 (0.74%) VLAN
14 95 (0.69%) Skype
15 78 (0.57%) SSL
16 62 (0.45%) Intranet
17 60 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
18 57 (0.41%) Wireless
19 49 (0.36%) NetScaler
20 46 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,115 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,818 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,574 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
4 1,277 (9.27%) Power BI
5 1,150 (8.34%) Relational Database
6 1,127 (8.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1,064 (7.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 1,001 (7.26%) MySQL
9 807 (5.86%) NoSQL
10 721 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 662 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
12 595 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 490 (3.56%) RDBMS
14 478 (3.47%) MongoDB
15 387 (2.81%) Big Data
16 376 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
17 351 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
18 281 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 276 (2.00%) Oracle Database
20 255 (1.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,515 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 1,063 (7.71%) Visual Studio
3 845 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 569 (4.13%) JIRA
5 365 (2.65%) Selenium
6 332 (2.41%) Jenkins
7 327 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 290 (2.10%) NUnit
9 269 (1.95%) TeamCity
10 243 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 199 (1.44%) Subversion
12 185 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 180 (1.31%) SpecFlow
14 123 (0.89%) Maven
15 115 (0.83%) JUnit
16 104 (0.75%) SoapUI
16 104 (0.75%) WebDriver
17 98 (0.71%) MSTest
18 95 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
19 92 (0.67%) Cucumber
General
1 3,096 (22.46%) Finance
2 638 (4.63%) Retail
3 625 (4.53%) Banking
4 419 (3.04%) Marketing
5 341 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 300 (2.18%) Public Sector
7 297 (2.15%) Games
8 281 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 235 (1.71%) Front Office
10 227 (1.65%) Legal
11 145 (1.05%) Advertising
12 140 (1.02%) Law
13 136 (0.99%) Back Office
14 135 (0.98%) Electronics
15 107 (0.78%) German Language
16 101 (0.73%) French Language
17 100 (0.73%) Investment Banking
18 88 (0.64%) Spanish Language
19 83 (0.60%) Automotive
20 76 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 7,804 (56.62%) Developer
2 3,235 (23.47%) .NET Developer
3 2,604 (18.89%) C# Developer
4 1,701 (12.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,392 (10.10%) Senior Developer
6 1,366 (9.91%) Analyst
7 1,281 (9.29%) Software Developer
8 1,243 (9.02%) SQL Developer
9 703 (5.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 703 (5.10%) DBA
10 624 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
11 590 (4.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 575 (4.17%) Software Engineer
13 552 (4.01%) Architect
14 549 (3.98%) Administrator
15 525 (3.81%) Junior
16 498 (3.61%) SQL DBA
17 489 (3.55%) Applications Support
18 471 (3.42%) Senior .NET Developer
19 466 (3.38%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,004 (50.82%) .NET
2 4,020 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 2,923 (21.21%) HTML
4 2,699 (19.58%) CSS
5 2,309 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,250 (16.33%) AngularJS
7 2,000 (14.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,954 (14.18%) .NET Framework
9 1,601 (11.62%) Web Services
10 1,448 (10.51%) jQuery
11 1,431 (10.38%) .NET Core
12 1,113 (8.08%) Entity Framework
13 1,079 (7.83%) REST
14 1,051 (7.63%) XML
15 986 (7.15%) WCF
16 932 (6.76%) RESTful
17 904 (6.56%) React
18 816 (5.92%) HTML5
19 692 (5.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 603 (4.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,132 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 881 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
3 527 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 482 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 364 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 341 (2.47%) User Experience
7 311 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 275 (2.00%) Mobile App
9 251 (1.82%) Clustering
10 228 (1.65%) Replication
11 215 (1.56%) Hedge funds
12 151 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 136 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 130 (0.94%) Derivative
15 129 (0.94%) Equities
16 117 (0.85%) Public Cloud
17 109 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 108 (0.78%) NHS
19 107 (0.78%) Virtual Team
20 101 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,809 (20.38%) Windows
2 1,227 (8.90%) Windows Server
3 1,050 (7.62%) Linux
4 405 (2.94%) Unix
5 283 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 252 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 237 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 208 (1.51%) Android
9 151 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 143 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 77 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 72 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 63 (0.46%) VMS
14 57 (0.41%) CentOS
15 55 (0.40%) Solaris
16 51 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (0.27%) Mac OS
18 27 (0.20%) Ubuntu
19 26 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
20 17 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,079 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3,634 (26.37%) MVC
3 2,271 (16.48%) Business Intelligence
4 1,716 (12.45%) Scrum
5 1,695 (12.30%) TDD
6 1,680 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
7 1,671 (12.12%) DevOps
8 1,337 (9.70%) ETL
9 1,255 (9.11%) Software Engineering
10 1,119 (8.12%) Web Development
11 1,041 (7.55%) OO
12 990 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
13 913 (6.62%) SDLC
14 910 (6.60%) Analytics
15 841 (6.10%) Computer Science
16 825 (5.99%) BDD
17 796 (5.78%) Mentoring
18 793 (5.75%) Data Modelling
19 789 (5.72%) Microservices
20 784 (5.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7,177 (52.08%) C#
2 7,074 (51.33%) SQL
3 4,033 (29.26%) JavaScript
4 2,344 (17.01%) T-SQL
5 1,168 (8.47%) Java
6 1,100 (7.98%) PowerShell
7 987 (7.16%) Python
8 672 (4.88%) VB.NET
9 437 (3.17%) PHP
10 403 (2.92%) TypeScript
11 358 (2.60%) Ruby
12 351 (2.55%) VB
13 283 (2.05%) VBA
14 259 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 252 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 248 (1.80%) C++
17 194 (1.41%) Bash Shell
18 179 (1.30%) R
19 161 (1.17%) Perl
20 134 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 1,460 (10.59%) Degree
2 499 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 441 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 267 (1.94%) Security Cleared
5 194 (1.41%) MCSE
6 159 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 148 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 148 (1.07%) MCSA
8 132 (0.96%) CCNA
9 122 (0.89%) MCP
10 92 (0.67%) ISTQB
11 50 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 48 (0.35%) ISEB
13 47 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 46 (0.33%) HND
15 44 (0.32%) MCSD
16 43 (0.31%) DV Cleared
17 40 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 36 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
19 34 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 592 (4.30%) QA
2 268 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 246 (1.78%) SLA
4 169 (1.23%) GDPR
5 128 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 23 (0.17%) PMO
9 17 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 13 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
11 13 (0.094%) MiFID
12 9 (0.065%) NIST
12 9 (0.065%) WAI
13 7 (0.051%) COBIT
13 7 (0.051%) EMIR
13 7 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.044%) IFRS
15 5 (0.036%) NCSC
16 4 (0.029%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,115 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 671 (4.87%) Docker
3 524 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 412 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 148 (1.07%) vSphere
6 123 (0.89%) XenApp
7 99 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 81 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 57 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (0.37%) HDFS
11 48 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 44 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
13 42 (0.30%) Firmware
14 27 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 25 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
16 20 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 15 (0.11%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.11%) KVM
18 10 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 9 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 327 (2.37%) Kubernetes
2 269 (1.95%) SCCM
3 232 (1.68%) Ansible
4 183 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 180 (1.31%) Puppet
6 131 (0.95%) Terraform
7 87 (0.63%) SCOM
8 75 (0.54%) WSUS
9 53 (0.38%) Kibana
9 53 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 48 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
11 47 (0.34%) Backup Exec
12 41 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
13 39 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
14 37 (0.27%) Grafana
14 37 (0.27%) Nagios
15 34 (0.25%) Packer
16 30 (0.22%) SCOrch
17 28 (0.20%) vCenter Server
18 27 (0.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 5,713 (41.45%) Microsoft
2 1,781 (12.92%) Oracle
3 805 (5.84%) VMware
4 470 (3.41%) Tableau
5 424 (3.08%) SAP
6 362 (2.63%) Citrix
7 287 (2.08%) Google
8 283 (2.05%) Cisco
9 247 (1.79%) IBM
10 180 (1.31%) Xamarin
11 155 (1.12%) HP
12 142 (1.03%) Veeam
13 128 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
13 128 (0.93%) Sybase
14 118 (0.86%) Cognos
15 104 (0.75%) Informatica
16 101 (0.73%) Dell
16 101 (0.73%) Sitecore
17 97 (0.70%) RedGate
18 87 (0.63%) Databricks